I knew you'd say that Mr Kapri!
-which is why I pointed out that it hasn't really slowed me down -progress is slow anyway.
Tony, I'd forgotten that Dinky toy -I had that one! And the pick-up at Wheels Day is local to me. Saw it at a local pub show last year.
It's a temporary bed, but I'm not happy with it, much like I wasn't happy driving it in bare metal cos it was never supposed to be a rat rod.
Been thinking about it while marching round the streets delivering the Mail this morning, (It's where I do most of my project planning!).
Sorting the proper bed out is a couple of months worth of faffing about -transporting it 20 miles to the shotblasters, getting the rust blasted off, transporting it back to my other lock-up cos there's no room to store it in this one, rust proofing it, filling it, sanding it, filling it again, painting it, transporting it across town to this lock-up to fit it. So I'll work on it once the Pop's on the road & re-fit it over the Winter.
That means the "temporary" bed will be on for the rest of this year.
Not happy with the chains. Nope. Not doing it for me. I did warn my mate the carpenter that I might change it though.
Just the flat wooden bed looks too much like an old door strapped on the back. It needs some detail around the edge. Thought about a wooden moulding, an architrave, but that'd look even more like a door. Thought about a brass or chrome rail down either side, but that'd look too "gay"
& makes me think of American funeral caskets. So I think I'll go with a wooden rail painted green. I could actually pick up a couple of broom handles from the local HomeWare store for a couple of quid. Cut the posts down to 3 or 4 inches tall, maybe level with the top of the rear tyres, drill them & pass the rods through them. An afternoon's work to modify what's there.
Yup, that's what I'll do.
On with the filling & sanding.